Same-sex marriage

Map: Where it's illegal to be gay around the world

Data: ILGA sexual orientation legal dataset; Map: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

Criminal statutes banning homosexuality are on the books in 70 countries, according to the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA).

The big picture: Homosexual acts are outlawed in many Muslim countries as well as former British colonies, including 32 African countries. On Tuesday, Botswana's top court voted to decriminalize same-sex relationships, and Angola, Mozambique and Seychelles have made similar moves in recent months. In May, Taiwan became the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage.

Scoop: Trump's plan to let adoption agencies reject same-sex parents

President Trump speaks in the Rose Garden
Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The Trump administration will soon make it easier for adoption agencies to reject same-sex couples, senior administration officials told Axios.

Why it matters: President Trump is steadily rolling back Obama-era nondiscrimination policies across the entire federal government — including health care, housing and the military.